Like middle-school romances, concerts often brim with amorous notes, gasping observers, and extremely covert handholding. Fall in love with choral music with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the Downers Grove Choral Society’s performance of Petite Messe Solennelle. For $20, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $40 value). Choose between the following performances:
- At Saint Cletus Church in LaGrange on Saturday, February 25, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- At Wentz Concert Hall at North Central College in Naperville on Sunday, February 26, at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.<p>
Downers Grove Choral Society’s accomplished singers present classic choral works and contemporary masterpieces during concerts in Chicago’s western suburbs. Helmed by new music director Dr. Amy Weller, the choir will explore Rossini’s 149-year old Petite Messe Solennelle, a whimsical mass more playful than a beagle puppy wearing a propeller beanie. An award-winning lineup of guest artists, including soprano Christine Steyer and alto Laura Sauer, will fill each performance with pitch-perfect notes and rich vocal textures. A pair of vintage reed organs also joins the Society’s lineup, with an 1884 Mason and Hamlin accompanying the performance in LaGrange and a Story and Clark organ backing the performance in Naperville. The Sunday matinee unfolds in a 13,000-square-foot concert hall designed by the Talaske Group, which perfected the acoustics at Millennium Park’s Pritzker Pavilion. Here, sound ricochets off of two massive chambers and motorized curtains designed to help tune concerts, filling up to 1,210 ears and 650 trick-or-treat baskets with crisp, delicious melodies.
Though Downers Grove Choral Society offers discounted tickets for students and seniors, this Groupon still offers the best deal available for most concertgoers.